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Zimran Samuel

Case summary: G&A (Children: Habitual Residence and Article 15 Transfer) [2015] EWFC B41

16 July 2015By ,

This case explored the provisions of Brussels II Revised in determining issues of jurisdiction and forum in relation to two Lithuanian children. Zimran Samuel appeared on behalf of the London Borough of Newham 


Mediation: why aren't you doing it yet?

7 May 2015By

Tracey O’Dwyer, solicitor and mediator at Tony Roe Solicitors, provides an overview of the benefits of mediation, and addresses some common concerns.

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Security breaches at your firm... Are you to blame? Subscription

7 August 2015By

Inadvertent human error is the root cause of most serious security breaches, according to survey. Paul Gribbon, a co-author of the survey, explains the headlines for law firms


Are you an emotionally resilient lawyer?Subscription

7 August 2015By

In the first of a series on emotional health for lawyers, Julian Hall takes a look at the key personal qualities that help us navigate stress

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Case law update: lifetime reporting restriction for sex exploitation survivorSubscription

7 August 2015By

David Burrows comments on Birmingham City Council v Riaz, AB and discusses protective injunctions and RROs for survivors of child sexual abuse

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Webinar: Pensions for family lawyers (16 September 2015)

In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2015 Family Section membership, David Salter and Philip Way provide guidance on the methods of accessing pension funds, the implications on pension sharing and the red flags to watch out for

Daniel Bromilow

Webinar: Cohabitation (19 June 2015)


In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2015 Family Section membership, Daniel Bromilow examines this complex area of law, including recent case law, and what advice to give to couples moving in together or separating

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FAQ: Dispute over professional fees

29 July 2015

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service outlines the support the Law Society provides for disputes over professional fees and considers whether there is a duty to inform the client 

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FAQ: The engagement of a childminder

30 April 2015

The Law Society’s Library lists precedents for the engagement of a childminder

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